Synchronizing local users and groups RRS feed

  • Question

  • This may seem a little weird, but it's a client request.

    Basically I have a primary production web server, The client wants a hot swap server which is 100% synchronized with the primary box.

    I have no problems syncing the files. The problem comes in syncing the groups and users. THey are all local to the primary machine. They are not using AD.

    I've looked for a utility to do this but have come up empty handed. Everything I've found is for one-way migration to a new server. Nothing to keep them in sync.

    Does anyone know of a utility that I can use for this or do I have to write something by hand? The ultimate goal is that if someone updates their password on the primary server, it's reflected on the secondary server. The same as with user deletions, group additions, etc.

    The software would also have to push any changes made on the secondary server back to the primary server once the primary server came back online.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Monday, November 28, 2011 10:59 AM